October 2012

Halloween Happenings for Hardcore Horror Fans and Little Monsters

Fri 26 Oct, 2012

Put down the knife! Step away from the pumpkin carving and join us for your Halloween entertainment: from all night horror film marathons to events for little monsters, a spooky quiz and a classic reissue, we've well and truly opened up the vaults for the annual fiesta of fear.

First up is an essential evening for all the hardcore horror aficionados out there: Film4 FrightFest, which returns on Sat 3 Nov after the disgusting success of last year's revolting event.

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Digital Dishes – a free digital workshop for over fifties

Fri 26 Oct, 2012

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. (James Beard, Chef & Food Writer - 1903-1985)

Digital Dishes, a free digital workshop for over fifties from across Europe, will take place at Watershed in April 2013.

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. (Mark Kurlansky, 'Choice Cuts')

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Watershed launches £30,000 International Playable City Award

Wed 24 Oct, 2012

Today we are announcing the Playable City Award, a new commission open to artists and creatives from across the world.

With a challenge to use creative technologies in surprising and engaging ways, the winner of the award will receive £30,000 to create a new work which will be installed in a public space in Bristol next summer (before being toured internationally).

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New Autumn Menu - plus a free foodie workshop!

Tue 16 Oct, 2012

Summer is over, the nights are drawing in, leaves are crunching under foot and department stores are already displaying their Christmas products: it must be Autumn! Al fresco meals in the sun are a thing of the past now, but that doesn't mean your diary should stay empty, particularly when we've just introduced a new Autumn menu in the Café/Bar!

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Wildscreen Festival Returns!

Fri 12 Oct, 2012

We are certainly not the only Bristol institution to celebrate a landmark birthday this year – our friends at Wildscreen have also turned the big 3-0, and are back this weekend for two weeks of the finest wildlife and environmental films – all of which you can see for absolutely free!

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From Bristol to Brooklyn

Thu 11 Oct, 2012

Next week Watershed's Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove and Director of the Pervasive Media Studio Clare Reddington will be part of a Bristol group of creatives, musicians and artists heading over to the US to present a slice of Bristol’s burgeoning street art, music and film at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

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Exploring Science and Technology

Tue 9 Oct, 2012

In a rapidly shifting technological landscape, finding the time and space to develop ideas that explore the potential of new technologies is difficult. Watershed offers a number of opportunities that address this dilemma, and at the moment we are looking for graduates, new talent, and craft makers to take up our two current residency opportunities.

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Matango: Fungus of Terror!

Tue 2 Oct, 2012

On Saturday night monsters will be among us for a double bill of cult classics from legendary Japanese sci-fi director Ishiro Honda: in Mantago: Fungus of Terror, scientists fall prey to mutated mushroom creatures, while in King Kong vs Godzilla, the two mighty monsters duke it out to see who will rule Mount Fuji.

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King Kong vs Godzilla

Tue 2 Oct, 2012

On Saturday night monsters will be among us for a double bill of cult classics from legendary Japanese sci-fi director Ishiro Honda: in Mantago: Fungus of Terror, scientists fall prey to mutated mushroom creatures, while in King Kong vs Godzilla, the two mighty monsters duke it out to see who will rule Mount Fuji.

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